Play with Purpose

Our Preschool program provides the building blocks for learning core academic skills in reading, writing and math. At the same time, these young learners play…a lot. That’s because our teachers know that three to five year-olds learn best through imaginative, creative play that develops out of and expands each child’s own natural curiosity. We never forget that early childhood is a magical time of individual growth, discovery and development. So play—structured and unstructured—lies at the heart of all we do.
    • wrap around care

      Afternoon, School Breaks & Summer Included

    • 2

      Teachers Per Class

    • Students per Class


      Students per Class

    • 5-day program

      Choose Full or Half Day

A Wider School Community

As part of the Annie Wright Schools community, three- and four-year-olds have access to expansive play areas, a variety of learning materials and equipment, musical instruments, an on-site swimming pool, the latest educational technology and more. These young learners also have opportunities to connect with older students and teachers from all divisions. Annie Wright values that children are best understood in the context of family, culture and society, and community-building is an important part of our program.
    • music lessons

      right at school

    • PE & recess

      every day

    • swimming lessons

      25 yard Indoor Pool

    • Spanish

      starting in Preschool

    • inquiry & play-based

      International Baccalaureate

For questions please contact Lower School Admissions Director Chelsea Thompson at 253.284.8602 or


Annie Wright Schools
827 North Tacoma Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98403


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Founded in Tacoma, Washington, in 1884, Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school. Annie Wright Lower and Middle Schools offer coed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for girls and boys offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12. Annie Wright is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School.